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Adams and Reese Partner Leslie Lanusse, in the firm’s New Orleans office, has been named by corporate counsel to the “BTI Client Service All-Stars” for 2015, the only independently researched, client-driven ranking of attorneys. This is Lanusse’s fifth consecutive appearance on this list, and she is only one of 29 labor and employment attorneys across the nation named to the list.

The “BTI Client Service All-Stars” is an elite group of attorneys nominated solely and exclusively by clients in BTI’s independent study as delivering the absolute best in client service.

The 354 individual attorneys recognized in the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2015 are the end result of nearly 320 in-depth, independent interviews with legal decision makers at the world’s leading organizations. The counsel came from 16 industries, including banking, energy, pharma and manufacturing, and from companies with an average review of $17.5 billion, according to BTI.

Lanusse is also ranked by Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) and Best Lawyers (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Labor and Employment Law. In 2014, she accepted invitation into the prestigious, Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 4,000 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. In 2013, she was selected among the “Women of the Year” by New Orleans CityBusiness as the publication recognized 50 individuals for their professional career and community contributions.

At Adams and Reese, Lanusse has more than two decades of experience in the representation of management in all phases of employee relations. Her experience has included defending claims of discrimination before the EEOC and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights; handling claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state compensation commissions; defense of OSHA and environmental whistleblower claims before administrative agencies; defense of FMLA claims; defense of claims of violation by employers of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; and defending employers during investigation of compliance with wage and hour laws.